Jan 18, 2013 7:00pm EST
extra muscle. no, lance armstrong was an international hero. a seven time-tour de france winner, the usain bolt of his sport. not to mention a public face in the fight against cancer. yet in his confessional last night with oprah, he confessed only what was obvious to anyone who wanted to see it, that he doped throughout his cycling career. but armstrong did not admit to cheating, denied he was a doping ringleader, didn't admit to bullying, and seemed emotionally incapable of sympathy for the people whose lives he ruined and money he took when they tried to do nothing more than tell the truth about what he had done. joining me is "the daily beast's" buzz bissinger and sports editor for "the nation" dave zirin. buzz, in august of 2012, just five months ago, you wrote a cover story for "newsweek" entitled "i still believe in lance armstrong," and yet last night his interview with oprah winfrey began with a series of yes and no questions. >> did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> yes or no, was one of those banned substances epo? >> yes.
Jan 18, 2013 6:00pm PST
more honest feeling person. i don't think lance armstrong really knows who lance armstrong is. >> dr. jeff gardere, thank you for joining us on the ed show. appreciate it so much. that is the ed show. i'm ed schultz. the rachel maddow show starts right now. good evening, rachel. >> good evening, ed. i'll see you in d.c. >> i might jump out of the booth and join the parade. >> i'll see you there. >> you bet. >> thanks for joining us tonight. have you ever heard of the vix? it's spelled v-i-x for volatility index. it's sometimes called the fear index. vix is a numerical index of volatility and fear in the stock market. it tells us in chart form, in numerical form how these guys are feeling, if they get spooked by their bosses, clients, horoscopes, whatever. if they start trading like crazy people for whatever reason, the vix goes up. it registers fear. what causes the vix to spike typically is news about the economy. actual real-world events. this, for example, is what happened to the vix on october 24th, 2008, that big red arrow there. that's when the stock market crashed in '08, one
Jan 16, 2013 6:00am EST
interview with lance armstrong tonight. the network is getting an ad premium, i can imagine, for the cycling champion's confession. the network is a joint venture with discovery communications. own's president says the network expects to sell all the remaining commercial time for the two-part version of "oprah's next chapter." i noticed even "usa today" has mainstream and -- controversial as "usa today." the cover story, lance armstrong, "it's over after a decade of denial, armstrong is still looking out for number one which is why he deserves nothing but disdain." on the cover of the "usa today." it's that -- >> a quote from somebody or -- is that -- >> no, that's their headline. >> they wrote that. >> they're effectively -- an editorial on the front page of the paper? >> effectively. the thing i was seeing -- i have never believed him for like ten years because it was just the evidence was -- what i didn't like was that michelob continued to run those -- >> michelob ultra ads. >> within six months ago, there he is. fine -- how's that feel? michelob, is that your corporate image now? you sp
Jan 17, 2013 9:00am EST
. bill: who can you believe these days? lance armstrong will reveal everything to oprah or will he tonight? wow! there is new fallout from budget uncertainty in washington. some private businesses that serve our troops and employ thousands being forced to cut their ranges. we'll -- ranks. we'll explain why. martha: new reaction to president obama's sweeping plan to overhaul gun laws. the nra is calling this, quote, the fight of the century. that group's president will be with us in "america's newsroom." that is coming up. some republican lawmakers are gearing up for the defense of the second amendment. >> there are several of the executive orders that appear as if he is writing new law. that can not happen. we struck down once, the court struck clinton down for trying this and i'm afraid that president obama may have this king complex sort of developing. we're going to make sure that it doesn't happen. this is $100,000. we asked total strangers to watch it for us. thank you so much. i appreciate it. i'll be right back. they didn't take a dime. how much in fees does your bank take t